An eight-night self-guided Italian vacation including airfare to and from Italy, air taxes, and and hotels, with three nights in Rome, one night in Siena, two nights in Florence, and two nights in Venice, starting at $1,493 per person. You’ll pay for train fare between cities.
When you’ll go: Dates are flexible, as is the length of stay, but the $1,493 price applies to a departure Aug. 24 from New York’s JFK Airport.
Why we love it: For a low price you can set your own pace in exploring the peerless culture, architecture, and foods of Italy. And with these four cities you’ll have tremendous variety, from canals to priceless art to big-city living.
What you can do there: With three nights in Rome you’ll have enough to explore ancient ruins such as the Colosseum, or soak in the vibrant nightlife. tour Gothic palaces in Siena, see the likes of Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli`s Birth of Venus in Florence, and take a romantic gondola ride in Venice. Or do none of those things and create your own itinerary!